‘I just knew it was the right to do:’ Family pays it forward with ‘action track chair’


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Two months after the passing of Retired Terre Haute Police Officer Brian Worley, his family continues to honor who he was by paying it forward.

Brian battled ALS for almost two years until he passed away early in January.

Danielle Worley, his wife, says Brian stayed positive throughout his battle, always making the most out of life. And Brian wanted to make sure his ‘action track chair’ was passed on to someone who shared his passion.

That’s why Danielle chose 22-year-old Jamie Melroy from Delphi, Indiana.

“He was just, sounded like an amazing kid. And when I met him, he wears a necklace that says ‘Never, never, never give up.’ and he was smiling the whole time and when he got in that chair and was able to go up a hill and go down a ditch… I just knew it was the right thing to do.”

Jamie was in a car accident, paralyzing him from the waist down. Then 6-months later his dad was killed by a drunk driver.

Danielle says Jamie reminds her of Brian – someone who makes the most out of life!

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